First-Ever City of Pittsburgh Chicks-in-the-Hood Urban Chicken Coop Tour
Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Curious about what it would take to raise chickens in the city? Have a hankering for fresh local eggs in the morning? Wish you could take advantage of some of the benefits of country living right here in the City?
Or maybe you just like chickens . . .
Join us for the First Ever City of Pittsburgh Chicks in the Hood Urban Chicken Coop Tour, a self-guided tour of backyard chicken coops around the City. Take a peek at backyards all over town for creative coop ideas and a chance to talk
chicken with owners and other poultry enthusiasts. Plus you’ll get a chance to see other back- yard sustainability practices in place — like rain barrels, organic gardening techniques, composting, and more.
Tickets for the tour are $5 – kids are free! Ticket purchase gets you a map with directions to each participating coop on the tour.
All proceeds from each ticket sale will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Urban Agriculture Programs, including The Farm Stand Project and the Plant-A-Row Project.
Tickets will be available the morning of the tour at:
- The Quiet Storm www.qspgh.com at 5430 Penn Avenue in Friendship/Garfield,
- Tazza D’Oro www.tazzadoro.com at 1125 North Highland Avenue in Highland Park,
- Crazy Mocha www.crazymocha.com, 2 East North Avenue on the North Side,7665 Lock Way West, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, located at the Highland Park Dam at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Allegheny River Boulevard.
read more about chicken coops:
Food Stuff: Fresh Eggs So Local, They’re at Your House (nytimes.com) 11 Contemporary Chicken Coops – From Urban Hen Houses to Green Chicken Coops (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com) Chicken Coop Plans: Offer Your Chickens Treats (animaltopics.com) Austin chicken coop tour this weekend (boingboing.net) How to Build a Chicken Coop (Video) (treehugger.com)
Diane Keane says
I went on this tour (though visited only 4 sites due to late start) and it was fabulous! My grandparents were immigrants from easter Europe and kept chickens when I was a child so this was a perfect way for me to spend an afternoon. As it turned out, this was as much a gardening tour as a poultry tour, and it was also a great way to see corners of the city I'd never been to before. I came away with lots of photos and many new, creative ideas and I can't wait for next year's tour! I'll be sure not to miss a thing. Highly recommended!
Wow! Awesome – thanks for the follow up! Will you please share your photos too! Would love to see some of the coops.